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So, in a few weeks I have to take my 5 month old doe for her CD&T booster at my vet and I'm wondering if I should take her with her mom..

These two are the only two I have, although I do have 5 horses that they stay out with so they don't get lonely. The doe has been acting more independent since I got her 3 months ago, and she does now out of site from her mom and her mom just continues to be with the horses and ignores her but I don't know what I should do. I'd rather not take more than I have to, but I want to make the smartest decision
 

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I agree! And while you're there ask vet to show you how to do it.;) They are usually more than happy to teach someone how to give an injection.
 

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Should I try taking the kid out on a lead at all and walking her out of their paddock for a little bit at a time to get her used to not seeing her mom?
 

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Nah just do it when you take her in. They'll both be upset for awhile but when reunited will be fine. They'll be ok for that short period of time.
 

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Take a bucket for the berries that are sure to happen in the waiting room! (An absorbent cloth, too!):D
 

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I'd think they should be fine if it's just a short trip for a cd/t shot.

I agree with Nancy, have the vet show you how to give the shot because it's super easy to do yourself and would save $$ and time :)
A friend showed me and if my husband isn't doing it, then I do it.
One thing I learned when we got goats, you have to learn and be willing to give shots, because it can sometimes be life or death.
I absolutely do not like needles, but I'm very comfortable now giving goats shots :)
 

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I'd think they should be fine if it's just a short trip for a cd/t shot.

I agree with Nancy, have the vet show you how to give the shot because it's super easy to do yourself and would save $$ and time :)
A friend showed me and if my husband isn't doing it, then I do it.
One thing I learned when we got goats, you have to learn and be willing to give shots, because it can sometimes be life or death.
I absolutely do not like needles, but I'm very comfortable now giving goats shots :)
I actually have five horses who's shots I mostly give on my own so I'm very comfortable with needles :) And, my vet taught me how and where to give goats shots when she came out and have my girls their CD&T. I do need to learn though what other shots I may need to give them in the future. And what to have on hand for emergencies.
 
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